What does my MRI result mean for me.
I recently did a handstand and hurt my neck.
A week later my thumb slowely started getting tingly. Now its permentatly tingly and my hand gets a little tingly sometimes.
Here is the MRI report on my cervical spine.
I cant really understand it so any decoding of it would be appreciated.
FINDINGS: There is loss of normal cervical lordosis. There is no fracture, subluxation or pathologic marrow infiltration present. The cervical cord is of normal course, caliber and signal. No myelomalacia is seen. The cerebellar tonsils are unremarkable. The paraspinous tissues are normal. Evaluation of the cervical articulations is as follows:
C2-3, C3-4, C4-5: Normal.
C5-6: The disc is of mildly diminished height and hydration. There is a 3 mm right posterolateral disc protrusion and annular tear extending into the inferior aspect of the foramen causing stenosis and abutting the exiting C6 nerve root on the right side. The central canal and left side foramen are normal.
C6-7: The disc is of relatively normal height and hydration. There is a tiny central disc protrusion and annular tear as well as a tiny-small right posterolateral disc protrusion without annular tear. No significant foraminal compromise is seen.
-Acute right posterolateral disc protrusion at C5-6 causing lateral recess and inferior foraminal stenosis and probable impingement of the right C6 nerve root.
-Small central and right side disc protrusion at C6-7.
Again any help is appreciated. Is this bad and i am screwed or will it heal eventually?